A year ago at this time, I had just finished shipping out our first wholesale orders to a handful of sweet shopkeepers. I didn't really know what I was doing at the time, but I decided to trust the Lord, jump in, and act like I knew what I was doing.⠀ ⠀ Today, Muscadine Press is on the shelves of shops in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, and Nevada. I still have a lot to learn, but I'd like to think that I know a little bit more now than I did then.⠀ ⠀ I'm completely blown away by God's faithfulness in this venture, and it makes my heart SO happy to know that women everywhere are being encouraged and uplifted by our prayer journals, verse cards, and gifts.⠀ ⠀ One of my favorite local boutiques recently restocked, and I snapped this photo of their display when I stopped by earlier today. I love the way AllyOops has everything set up. So, so pretty.⠀ ⠀ Is there a shop in your area that you think would be a good fit for Muscadine Press? If so, leave a comment below, and we'll be sure to reach out. I'd love for you to be able to walk into your favorite store and pick up a Dwell Journal for a friend this holiday season. Wouldn't you?⠀ ⠀ ❤️ Leslie Ann⠀
Given the option between a life of ease and a life of suffering, I'll take the the easy road every time. Yes please to the good life. Hard pass on the hardship. But Jesus isn't like me. He knew what was to come, and he walked toward it with eyes and arms wide open.
Here lately, every time I hear the familiar chords of an old hymn at church, tears prick my eyes, and it's a real struggle not to ugly cry in the middle of the sanctuary. It's the darnedest thing. Given the sidelong glances she gives me every time it happens, I'm pretty sure that our youngest daughter is seriously worried about me.